5th International Conference of Dental Regulators 

The 5th Annual Conference featured a range of speakers on emerging issues in dental regulation. See below for links to the presentations slides for each speaker

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Jack Gerrow
Executive Director and Registrar
National Dental Examining Board of Canada

Presentation Topic
"Dental Education and Licensure in a Global World: Can Competence be Measured?"

This presentation discusses how to determine the need for examinations, including the advantages/limitations, and information from lessons learned in Canada and the U.S. 

Presentation Slides

Anthony Townsend

Financial Services Complaints Commissioner
Chair of the Regulatory Board of Chartered Certified Accountants
Chair of the U.K. and Ireland Regulatory Board of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Director of Professional Standards Authority

Presentation Topic

This presentation reflects on how regulators of the professions fit in to the changing societal expectations of professionals. It covers topics such as: public participation in regulation; the role of governments and employers; separation (or not) of representation and regulation; national vs international, etc.

Antony Townsend draws on his experience of regulating a number of sectors, including dentistry, and various models of state, voluntary and mixed regulation. 

Presentation Slides

Matthew Hill
Executive Director, Strategy
General Dental Council

Presentation Topic

The General Dental Council (GDC) have embarked on a significant and long-term program of regulatory reform. Matthew Hill discussed “Shifting the balance: a better, fairer system of dental regulation”, the GDC’s strategic approach to shift the balance of activity in dental regulation in the U.K., making the system better for patients and fairer for dental professionals.

The GDC’s vision is a collaborative system in which the issue is dealt with in the right place, delivering the right outcomes for patients and the public at the right cost and within an acceptable timeframe. One in which the very broad range of levers held by various parties across the system – regulators, the professions, providers, educators and many others – provides the agile and proportionate regulation that current legislation and processes do not achieve. Read more about this topic on the GDC’s website

Presentation Slides

Ania Thiemann
Manager, Global Relations & Competition Assessment
Competition Division
Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED)

Presentation Topic
"No jobs for old professions? Disruptive innovation and regulated professions"

Presentation Slides

Dr. Barry Dolman

President, International Society of Dental Regulators
Président, Ordre des Dentistes du Québec

Presentation Topic
Embracing technology and social media in regulation


Dr. Orlando Monteiro da Silva
President, Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas (Portuguese Dental Physicians Order)

Filipa Carvalho Marques
Director of Legal Department, Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas (Portuguese Dental Physicians Order)

Presentation Topic

"Emerging Themes on the Dental Regulatory Landscape"

This presentation discussed labour mobility, common measurements for licensing and common challenges in assessing professional qualifications. 

Presentation Slides

Dr. Patrick Hescot
Past Président, Fèdèration Dentaire Internationale (FDI)

Enzo Bondioni
Executive Director, Fèdèration Dentaire Internationale (FDI)

Presentation Topic
FDI's work that aims to improve the work of regulatory bodies. 

Presentation Slides

ISDR General Assembly

Review the materials for the October 6, 2017 ISDR general assembly. 

Review materials